In a tragic turn at Empress City construction site near Shukrawari lake, a tipper crushed a bike rider to death within the premises on Tuesday. Ganeshpeth police have arrested the reckless driver Javed Khan who reportedly reversed the vehicle abruptly and ignored the bike approaching from the other direction.
The city’s upscale residential cum commercial venue Empress City and Mall shows its shining face to the masses but beneath lies the dark tale and gory picture of gross mismanagement at its construction site. There have been reports of massive violation of rules and regulations at the under construction site of Empress City. On Tuesday, the negligence on the part of Empress City management proved costly to the life of Shubham Suresh Uke, 19, resident of Antji Nagar at Bhandewadi, who was working at Empress City’s construction site. He used to visit the site regularly.
On Tuesday evening, when Shubham was leaving for home on his bike (MH-40 AG 4587), he encountered the crash within Empress City premises after the tipper (DN-09 H-9185) sped towards him when its driver was taking reverse. There was no conductor present when Javed was taking the tipper back. He reportedly drove carelessly and ran over Shubham killing him on the spot.
Empress City has been under the clouds for series of irregularities at its construction site. There has been no proper safety norms followed while carrying out massive erection works. This invites many such major mishaps in the near future.